Ohio State gets Tegra Tshabola, an offensive lineman out of Lakota West in West Chester, Ohio.
Tshabola comes out of the Cincinnati area, which has given the Buckeyes offensive linemen Paris Johnson Jr. and Thayer Munford (before he transferred to Massillon Washington High School his senior year).
Tshabola was offered scholarships at Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and USC, among others, for a total of 13 offers. He chose Ohio State, and the Buckeyes keep another major in-state prospect.
Ohio State Gets OL Tegra Tshabola
Tshabola is a four-star player according to 247Sports Composite. He is the 10th-ranked tackle in the country and the sixth-best player out of Ohio.
Already 6’6″ and 350 pounds, he is already a good size for a tackle in college football. He is a punisher in the run game who is adept at taking defenders to the ground. Tshabola is also quick to get to the second level and is always looking for someone to pancake.
The most noticeable thing about him is his strength. He was also a shot-putter and discus thrower in high school and was well known for his dominance in those events.
With his run-blocking tenacity as well as his thickness, a move to guard could very well be in his future. After all, his fellow Cincinnati natives Johnson and Munford were both recruited as tackles (and Munford even played there for four years at Ohio State) but played guard in 2021.
That’s not to say Tshabola can’t play guard. He certainly has the explosiveness and quickness to do it.
At the end of the day, Tshabola is a talented and sizeable player with upside and position versatility. Ryan Day and Greg Studwara will be excited to see the big tackle walk onto campus in 2022.